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The Upstairs Room

(2017)
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'The Upstairs Room is the real thing. Frightening and clever and full of atmosphere.' - Susan Hill, author of The Woman In BlackThe Upstairs Room is a gripping and unsettling debut from Kate Murray-Browne.Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting to show., Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and becomes convinced it is making her ill. Whilst Richard remains preoccupied with Zoe, their mercurial twenty-seven-year-old lodger, Eleanor becomes determined to unravel the mystery of the house's previous owners - including Emily, whose name is written hundreds of times on the walls of the upstairs room.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An incredible read. Clever, chilling, I couldn't put it down." - Joanna Cannon

"A very impressive debut. The story is played out in an unsettling narrative that makes you want to read on to the end." - Michael Frayn

"The Upstairs Room is the real thing. Frightening and clever and full of atmosphere." - Susan Hill

"A brilliantly observed and utterly unnerving ghost story of contemporary feminism and the housing crisis. Murray-Browne turns the screws so cleverly that the moment you long to break the novel's breathless grip is also the moment you recognize that its world is actually your own." - Anna Smaill


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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
ISBN: 1-5098-3758-2 / 978-1-5098-3758-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
ISBN: 1-5098-3759-0 / 978-1-5098-3759-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
ISBN: 1-5098-3760-4 / 978-1-5098-3760-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
ISBN: 1-5098-7527-1 / 978-1-5098-7527-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
ISBN: 1-5098-7528-X / 978-1-5098-7528-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
Publisher: Picador
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July 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Upstairs Room
Author(s): Kate Murray-Browne
Publisher: Picador
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